The Kerala government has announced it will collect user fee from fishing boats from neighbouring states for fishing in waters close to its coast.
According to a government order, issued by the state fishing and ports department, all fishing boats from neighbouring states (and that means Tamil Nadu too) engaged in fishing in Kerala coast should pay Rs15,000 as user fee to the state government every three months.
This is supposed to be the first time that any state has introduced such a user fee system for boats from other states.
Candidates spent less in 2011 elections
Accounts submitted by candidates who contested the 2011 assembly elections in the state show they spent less than half of the permitted election expense of Rs1.6 million per head.
Details recently released by the Election Commission shows that the Congress, which won five seats, spent Rs915,000 per candidate, while the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam with 150 MLAs spent Rs696,000 per candidate.
The main opposition party the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam spent Rs700,000 on each winning candidate and only four MLAs have declared they spent more than 90 per cent of the sanctioned amount.
Ileana to debut in Bollywood
After Taapsee, Kajal Agarwal, Tamannah, and Shruthi Haasan, the latest southern star to make a debut in Bollywood is Ileana.
She has signed on Barfi featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra.
The trailer is out and Ileana has been noticed by several directors since.
She has now landed a big project with Shahid Kapoor to be directed by Rajkumar Santhoshi.